Da Vinci Code: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Web Exclusive)

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    John Oliver discusses The Da Vinci Code: the book, the film, and, for some reason, the cultural phenomenon.

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Jefferson Ricardo
Jefferson Ricardo

John Oliver should make a YouTube channel just to give overviews on books or movies. This stuff is amazing.

Vor 4 Monate
Ann D.
Ann D.

Full-heartedly agree!

Vor 14 Tage
Simply Human
Simply Human

He doesn't have people that write his rants?

Vor 27 Tage
Jack Eldridge
Jack Eldridge

I can spitball titles now. Jon Oliver and why I hate this fucking film.

Vor Monat
G.D. Graham
G.D. Graham

Agreed

Vor Monat
The Kaiser
The Kaiser

Shouldn"t he be wearing a mask?

Vor Monat
khamjaninja
khamjaninja

The entire book is hilarious, if you have some knowledge of history and an ounce of common sense. From the opening (old man dying of mortal wound hides a series of clues - mainly straightforward crossword puzzle-ish anagrams - throughout the Louvre, because that mortal wound apparently gave him enough time to do all that but not enough time to call for an ambulance) to the setup (the dying man left a note for his granddaughter, a "police cryptographer" - because what police department doesn't have a professional codebreaker on staff - to find ROBERT LANGDON, because only he has the intelligence, knowledge, and debonair middle-aged good looks to solve these ingenious clues) to the antagonist (a crazed albino monk who whips himself while naked and constantly limps and bleeds from the barbed wire he ties around his leg - which you'd think would make him stand out in a crowd as he does his work as a member of a secret ninja assassin order for the Catholic church) to the reveal (Mary Magdalene was Jesus' wife, she got preggers and fled to France all the way from Israel, for some reason, and their children became the first kings of France - that's right, the French royalty were direct descendents from Christ! And the Templars were dedicated to keeping that a secret, which they did by inserting ambiguous and unconvincing clues into famous artworks and pun-ny names into famous locations) to the additional reveal (the granddaughter, who of course falls in love with ROBERT LANGDON, is actually the last remaining secret descendant of Jeebus!!!) to the grand finale (Mary Magdalene is buried under the famous glass pyramid of the Louvre, which is an ancient and holy site ... and not a big fancy skylight designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, installed in 1993, in the center of a shopping mall, right next to the Apple Store and just a bit down from the food court. None of that is a joke.) Beyond that, the writing is incredibly juvenile; we're talking "erotic fan fiction writer on the internet"-level here. And it never fails to make you smile at just how self-satisfied Dan Brown is with himself, having come up with this genius story which he claims to be based fully in fact. Indeed, if you read The Da Vinci Code as Dan Brown's personal author self-insert Mary Sue fantasy, it makes a whole lot more sense. Dan Brown is ROBERT LANGDON - the brilliant, witty, one-of-a-kind genius academic who can figure out the truth that no one else can see - middle-aged but still handsome and totally sexually appealing to all the young girls - an academic art nerd who captures the heart of a much younger, vivacious, beautiful, smart (but not as smart as ROBERT LANGDON), sophisticated yet pure and innocent French mademoiselle. It's not "Robert Langdon" who's in a romance with this sexy French damsel - it's Dan Brown himself banging with the sexy, sexy heir of Jesus Christ. (And this happens again in all the other Dan Brown books. Seriously - every Dan Brown book involves a young, intelligent, sexy, usually European woman who falls in love with the middle-aged academic protagonist) BTW, it makes no sense that there would only be one (spoiler, two!) descendants of Jesus Christ. Over two thousand years, there should've been so, so many descendants - bloodlines expand over generations. They don't shrink. Unless there was a distressing amount of constant incest among the lineage of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene over the course of two thousand years.

Vor 3 Monate
Stephen Rodger Benson
Stephen Rodger Benson

I remember reading it and thinking "right, I can see why people enjoyed it, it is a pacey read, but it also has a chapter that is literally one sentence long." Also happened to be studying the history of much of what he babbles on in the book and knew exactly why it was wrong. "Yes, Dan, they did formally agree what books were in the bible, and the council of nicea was a thing. But this is well established history not some secret you have revealed, and those "secret gospels" you keep referring to were not in because they were written much later than the ones that were included *and* associated only with weird niche gnostic sects, not because they contain a hidden secret on the true fate of Christ. Did you ask a single historian or theologian about this at any point?"

Vor 20 Stunden
Eduardo [Larry] Marín Silva
Eduardo [Larry] Marín Silva

"Apple Store" APPLE store. It's all confirmed!

Vor 5 Tage
namefinder
namefinder

That book was so bad, but even worse were the sequels.

Vor 10 Tage
rachy
rachy

This was epic. My favorite part is how Dan Brown, who has brown hair and is middle aged and wears an elbow patch sports jacket in the author photo on the book - without ANY SHAME WHSTSOEVER describes Robert Langdon as with brown hair, middle aged, and wearing an elbow patch jacket - every time. The number of elbow patch references is simply astounding. And it's always described like it's a cool alternative lifestyle, which is what makes him sooo appealing to coeds everywhere. That and his strong swimming regimen. Who wants to bet Dan Brown had a swimming regimen? 🙄

Vor 13 Tage
James Burk
James Burk

next to an APPLE store you say!? "x-files theme"

Vor 14 Tage
nosam bawhcs
nosam bawhcs

We definitely need a series where John Oliver reviews popular books & movies.

Vor 3 Monate
Anon B
Anon B

Fucking yes!

Vor 21 Tag
Khánh Bảo Đoàn
Khánh Bảo Đoàn

I want him to hear him destroy the Harry Potter series :v

Vor 24 Tage
Do Š.
Do Š.

like "the celestine prophecy" - it actually set the terrain for "the da vinci code", lol.

Vor Monat
G.D. Graham
G.D. Graham

Yes

Vor Monat
Nils Hitze
Nils Hitze

He should do Harry Potter

Vor 3 Monate
Eastern Lights
Eastern Lights

Fun fact: the Czech dub of the movie kept the word "apple" untranslated. Only the voice actor misspelled it. And they kept it in. That's right, there is a version of the Da Vinci Code that has the Harvard Artthrob Robert Langdon spell out "apple" as A-P-P-E-L.

Vor Monat
Eduardo [Larry] Marín Silva
Eduardo [Larry] Marín Silva

Fun fact, in the Spanish dub of the movie they didn't use the Spanish word for apple "manzana" but the Latin "pomona", which makes sense, since Newton and other scientists wrote their research in Latin. It also somewhat excuses why people couldn't figure it out immediately, because even if you knew the term, you could be thrown off by using the wrong language. The Spanish dub made the scene way better than Dan Brown!!!

Vor 3 Tage
Sharon Hunter
Sharon Hunter

APPEL is Dutch for apple.

Vor 10 Tage
WebBowser
WebBowser

Wait, this is amazing!

Vor 22 Tage
Megan Neely
Megan Neely

I teach an art history survey at a university and I have to grapple with this damn book every year because people believe stupid things because of it

Vor 3 Monate
TTV. Toxic
TTV. Toxic

That’s hilarious and sad

Vor 8 Tage
TSA D
TSA D

Yes, I love how some people seem to think Divinci was at the last supper taking a picture. Like a Monty Python sketch

Vor 14 Tage
Adrian Pietkiewicz
Adrian Pietkiewicz

@Emily Anne Aron nice!

Vor 22 Tage
Emily Anne Aron
Emily Anne Aron

I'm so sorry you have to gr-A-P-P-L-E wiith that 😔

Vor Monat
Nikita Amien
Nikita Amien

I like to imagine that he’s made every single staff member on this show sit through this rant until eventually they collectively said “fuck it, just let him put it on the internet and be done with it”

Vor 4 Monate
Lara Palma
Lara Palma

@George Morenstein yes!!!!

Vor Monat
maucklein
maucklein

@thecountalucard666 of course this have some serious "writers meeting turn into a rant" vibes. XD

Vor 2 Monate
Malak Chakir
Malak Chakir

@Jay Donovan Thank you very much, I hope it is well

Vor 4 Monate
Jay Donovan
Jay Donovan

@Malak Chakir why no someone who can supply all your needs. We live in hell no one wants to believe it but it's true. God is not a Bank or a genie. But when you recognize your sinful person and you tell God you're sorry for what you've done wrong in this lifetime and tell him you believe in Jesus that he died for you and you want to follow his righteous path and not sin anymore. God will answer your prayer and teach you how to follow that path and he will supply all your needs and you will never beg for bread again. That's promise when you turn from your unrighteousness 😇

Vor 4 Monate
LoesBoss
LoesBoss

13-year old me thought this book was so brilliant and intellectual! Read it again as an adult and realised it sucked...but the nostalgia is real :)

Vor 3 Monate
Adam Maqavoy
Adam Maqavoy

Lmao...! .sus #had that 1 #classmate #whom #thoight #this #aswell ~ Me;... *You're such a tool* PS; This was 2002

Vor 20 Tage
Bunsen Honeydew
Bunsen Honeydew

I bought this book at the airport for a flight from New Zealand to Europe. The entertainment system broke down in Singapore and I still gave up on it a hour in.

Vor 21 Tag
Charles Bosse
Charles Bosse

"Never meet your heroes", right?

Vor 22 Tage
Accio Username
Accio Username

Same... it was one of the first novels of my childhood and I was in awe xD

Vor 28 Tage
Ghislaine Salavaria
Ghislaine Salavaria

Same. Read it in my teens and thought it was brilliant. Now Mr. Oliver is making me reconsider my confidence in my own intellect😅

Vor Monat
marukenna
marukenna

I remember being irritated by his description of Robert Langdon as this middle-aged man who is (he feels the need to clarify) still attractive and made even more interesting by his knowledge of arts and codes through which he wows and seduces the (explicitly) much younger female character. We can tell that this character is your fantasy of how your intellect enables you to not have to sleep with women your own age because god forbid, DAN! It made me roll my eyes with every seductive interaction between Robert and Sophie, who is only there to be very impressed by this dude who figured out that APPLE.

Vor 11 Tage
eioshen boboi
eioshen boboi

This is almost as good as the time Stephen Fry called it "loose stool water” and “arse gravy of the worst kind".

Vor 3 Monate
Graham
Graham

I think the book was written to make average people feel smart, by setting up riddles that anyone who took high school Classics or History could solve. I enjoyed feeling smart while reading it.

Vor 3 Monate
William Hunter
William Hunter

Same reason why Big Bang Theory got mega-popular

Vor 3 Monate
Ren Alloy
Ren Alloy

I got kicked out of a Catholic church book club and threatened with excommunication simply because I admitted I read it... I am no longer Catholic because of this book lol thank you Dan Brown 😂🤣

Vor 4 Monate
The Fray All Day
The Fray All Day

@Ren Alloy I apologize for jumping to conclusions. No one should be treated like that over something so trivial.

Vor Monat
Ren Alloy
Ren Alloy

@The Fray All Day I absolutely was. It was, in fact, very traumatizing as they were doing the same thing to 3 others in our group. Hilarious how fast your panties get bunched up when ppl tell the TRUTH about the Catholic Church and her minions. Heck off.

Vor Monat
The Fray All Day
The Fray All Day

Wow, what diocese are you in? Can't ever say I've been threatened with excommunication, and I really doubt you were either.

Vor Monat
Isolde Jane Holland
Isolde Jane Holland

No need to apologize for "wasting our time", - your belated DaVinci Code tantrum was hilarious, as always. Happy Easter.

Vor Monat
bilishu aliss
bilishu aliss

Watching John frenetically ranting about freaking Robert Langdon was the highlight of my week!

Vor 3 Monate
Manu Sidot
Manu Sidot

John Oliver couldn't settle for simply being entertaining reading the phonebook. He had his team find an even duller book first. What a prima donna ! 😁

Vor 3 Monate
Billy Warren
Billy Warren

It has taken me over a month to solve this, I have travelled to the catacombs of Paris, explored the frescos of Angkor Wat, delved deep into the Burial Chamber of Sneferu in the Red Pyramid, but I have finally solved it! I think it’s a Pear!

Vor 2 Monate
Rebecca D
Rebecca D

This establishes that John can talk about literally anything and I will absolutely listen.

Vor 4 Monate
Alex
Alex

hi from the future, he just did 15 minutes on Air-fcking-Bud so, yeh,..

Vor 22 Tage
Hector Alvino
Hector Alvino

A P P L E

Vor 4 Monate
Kurt Sudheim
Kurt Sudheim

Even though there was no joke, it was still funny, he's turning into bill burr & David Mitchell a bit

Vor 4 Monate
Luis G. Jimenez R.
Luis G. Jimenez R.

Oh my god, i can't thank you enough You just showed me in not alone in the universe 🤗 I've secretly hated this book for so long, but everyone else loved it so much it was frightening 😵 👏👏👏

Vor 3 Monate
Martha Prieto
Martha Prieto

John needs to start a separate show just to review movies

Vor 3 Monate
OUCat Five
OUCat Five

John Oliver, I LOVE YOU!!! I haven't laughed this hard in a very long time. I REALLY needed a good laugh, and you delivered. Now I need a cigarette (and I don't smoke). Thank you , I needed that. P.S. I'm a former librarian, and I love your take on this book. Next, could you do 50 shades? Good thing you're coming back soon. It's lonely out here without you.

Vor 3 Monate
Stephen Ahn
Stephen Ahn

I thought the book was entertaining. Not because of the "oh wow he's so smart" kind of thing, but just the presentation of art and history in an entertaining manner.

Vor 3 Monate
Catherine Stickels
Catherine Stickels

I find whats her face's personal story much more interesting than the main plot. I didn't really give much of a shit about the main treasure hunt, I just wanted to understand her relationship with her grandfather.

Vor Monat
Stephen Ahn
Stephen Ahn

@Jacob C looks like you cared enough to comment. thanks my friend

Vor 3 Monate
Jacob C
Jacob C

We don’t care

Vor 3 Monate
Doug Larsen
Doug Larsen

Calling Robert Langdon an "art throb" is the real masterpiece

Vor 4 Monate
fishhead06
fishhead06

I've heard about his master piece.

Vor 23 Tage
Lola
Lola

@AfRoADam oh hahah I somehow heard and read art throb as heart throb anyways without realizing it and was like, where's the pun? Thanks!

Vor 2 Monate
AfRoADam
AfRoADam

@Lola It's a play on the term "heart-throb" (or "heartthrob") which means (quoting from Google): "a male celebrity who is known for his good looks." But rather than 'a male celebrity who is known for his good looks', Robert Langdon is 'a male fictional character who is known for looking for art'; therefore he is an art-throb. At least that's how I understood the joke 🤷‍♂

Vor 2 Monate
Lola
Lola

Im ashamed to admit I don't get it, mind explaining the pun 😅?

Vor 2 Monate
The Inquisitor
The Inquisitor

Apple man picture. Heh. Must be me. 😎

Vor 3 Monate
Dominic Castillo
Dominic Castillo

Thank you. I’m going to show this to my family. They thought I was judging the DaVinci Code too harshly.

Vor Monat
Fritz
Fritz

This was so much better than the regular show where they feel the need to insert silly silly jokes every five sentences because they think they've reached the end of their viewers' attention span. (I guess the studio audience jokes served that function here, but at least these felt somewhat related.)

Vor 3 Monate
Jacob Perrigo
Jacob Perrigo

I really enjoyed that book. I thought it was brilliantly written. I was also 13 years old and was equally enthralled with Majora's Mask.

Vor 2 Monate
WebBowser
WebBowser

Ok, but the difference is that Majora's Mask is actually good.

Vor 22 Tage
Brighid Cleary
Brighid Cleary

I adore John Oliver's rants!

Vor 3 Monate
Gibran Adnan
Gibran Adnan

I did not expect movie reviews from John Oliver, but I am 100% here for it.

Vor 4 Monate
The Cat
The Cat

Same.

Vor 4 Monate
Felis Impurrator
Felis Impurrator

@strifera I would like to see this magpie video. Edit: But if John already got political, does that mean he has some magpie training videos I haven't seen? Holy shit.

Vor 4 Monate
T0asty
T0asty

its like RLM except paid for by a huge company :D

Vor 4 Monate
Josh Baxter
Josh Baxter

*book

Vor 4 Monate
IkanisuShikari
IkanisuShikari

I remember my dad reading this book, so that bit about "Everyone's dad said it was good" really struck home. Of course, I was a kid at the time, so the only thing I was reading was the latest Harry Potter.

Vor 3 Monate
Athena Promachos
Athena Promachos

Thank you John, for your excellent imitation of an apoplectic bird faced with human idiocy. As always.

Vor 3 Monate
Nick Hill
Nick Hill

I'm brave enough to admit I read the DaVinci Code at the time and thought it was good, maybe even very good. Looking back, with a lot more life experience and education under my belt, I'm honestly not sure what I was thinking.

Vor 3 Monate
Brianna R
Brianna R

Thank you, John. You save me a lot of time and sanity. More book/movie reviews, please and thank. :)

Vor 2 Monate
Bob Gabbitas
Bob Gabbitas

Only John Oliver could take hostages and still get them to laugh

Vor 4 Monate
Ç Zaroda
Ç Zaroda

John: Oh you won't be laughing much longer when the police arrive : ) Hostages are still hostages you see

Vor 4 Monate
6'11 & gay
6'11 & gay

Hostages would probably do just about anything they're told.

Vor 4 Monate
km jah
km jah

@Benboozled9x lpp

Vor 4 Monate
DaStatGuy
DaStatGuy

He could everyone make laugh even by not saying anything, just by sitting in front of him. I don't even mean that as a mean but comical insult, i think he found his "raison d'être".

Vor 4 Monate
roc
roc

you would want to be randomed the last

Vor 4 Monate
Peter Kistler
Peter Kistler

John, thank you so much for validating my frustration after reading this ridiculous book for the first time this year. You may think you've wasted ten minutes of my time, but I really think you gave them back after I lost weeks to the book.

Vor 23 Tage
Jenny Fitzgerald
Jenny Fitzgerald

John Oliver, when I feel the absurdity of the Western World threatens to destroy my psyche, you come along and make me laugh. Thank you for being who you are.💝

Vor 2 Monate
Gale Mylin
Gale Mylin

I had the same reaction when it came out. Skimmed through the novel and found it derivative and yes, dumbed down down down information.

Vor 2 Monate
MC
MC

As a child when I was forced to go to church, I specifically remember a sermon where the *baptist* pastor was VERY upset about this book and spent an entire hour talking about how the Da Vinci Code couldn’t be true. This was in a small TX town. I’m now very atheist :)))

Vor 2 Monate
Marie Alexandre
Marie Alexandre

As an art historian who has a personal grudge against the Da Vinci code, THANK YOU FOR THIS.

Vor 4 Monate
raksnishi
raksnishi

@Historical Book Frank Herbert's commentary on religions and how they are used to create a whole societal narrative is so often overlooked. I read Dune at 15 and it changed how I saw the whole world. I am so glad to have had those ideas in my mind when studying history and politics in school. I think it is as important as 1984 or Brave New World, but I don't remember it being required reading, or even discussed by any of my teachers. I really hope the recent movie version gets more people reading the book and discussing it.

Vor 4 Monate
Amani
Amani

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Vor 4 Monate
Rob Robberson
Rob Robberson

You loved it back in the day and were shamed for it by your peers, admit it!

Vor 4 Monate
Gemel Walters
Gemel Walters

@Pia O Nomata what are you debunking? It's a fictional novel :/

Vor 4 Monate
Angie Toccket
Angie Toccket

I love that he says the audience didn't sign up for this and couldn't leave. I love when he pushes the papers around the desk. This is my second favorite episode after a British Parliament one.

Vor Monat
bizeth74
bizeth74

This pleases me to no end. Any time I need an example of how masses of people can get sucked into a truly bad story, The Da Vinci Code is my example. Pretty sure I just ranted about it within the last month so I totally get why John Oliver is still mad about it. I don't even remember the story details now - I just remember it was poorly written.

Vor 3 Monate
Scott Dukes
Scott Dukes

Thank you for this John. I nearly fell off the toilet laughing when he spelled it out in the clip.

Vor 5 Tage
Kent Heustess
Kent Heustess

Love ya, John! Keep up the good work.

Vor 21 Tag
LosGranosTV
LosGranosTV

Their goes my happy memories of 2003, I was one of those suckers that thought it was the best thing since slice bread, thanks John for summing it up to APPLE 🍎 - Oliver = SAVAGE

Vor 3 Monate
Michael Schneider
Michael Schneider

same. i was born in 2003

Vor Monat
Rebecca
Rebecca

@Elen Degenerate You’re absolutely right. It was a fun read at the time, though. And like John Oliver reminded those of us who were old enough to remember, it was a nice distraction from the wars and other current events.

Vor 2 Monate
Drive A Sandwich
Drive A Sandwich

@Jenny Fitzgerald Among Us sussy savior

Vor 2 Monate
Jenny Fitzgerald
Jenny Fitzgerald

My son is a theologist.. he warned me long ago of the enticing story of Christ taking a wife and leaving an air. Jesus lives.. he walks among Us

Vor 2 Monate
Jennifer Hartley
Jennifer Hartley

OMG, John, THANK YOU. 1990s Me, who threw Digital Fortress across a room after reading three pages of supposed experts being flummoxed as they try to unravel the 'code' that relates 1, 2, 5, 7, and 11, feels SO vindicated right now.

Vor 3 Monate
Sagan Thacker
Sagan Thacker

This is truly a genius bit. It's so perfectly written!

Vor 3 Monate
Elle’s Bells
Elle’s Bells

I can’t explain why I love this one so much but I just keep coming back to rewatching it 😂

Vor 3 Monate
hoiy vinosa
hoiy vinosa

This might be the funniest Last Week Tonight bit I’ve seen in a while. Laughed a lot! thank you for that

Vor 3 Monate
Chris Mahler
Chris Mahler

Of course, he spelled it. Dan Brown's writing style, "He entered the room. The sound of the floor was loud in his ears. Across from him is a wall. He scans left to right seeing two more walls. As he enters further into the room, a wall reveals itself behind him. Quizzically he looks up. Not quite making out the dimly lit smooth surface spanning the entirety of the space. It makes sense to him now, c-e-i-l-i-n-g." Yes, the room has a floor, four walls, and a ceiling.

Vor 4 Monate
Jay Donovan
Jay Donovan

@Steve M no I'm just warning all the people sleep in the world. We're in end times God called me to be a witness that's it. So I'll say it one last time Jesus is not a religion he's a relationship if you repent your sins to him at home in private he'll answer you and then you work on your relationship with him. He was God in the flesh that's why he answers your prayer. There's a storm coming that nobody will be able to handle God's judgment nobody can take the only thing you can do is get right with them now. I'm 100% positive you'll be left behind and it's sad that's the truth

Vor 4 Monate
Steve M
Steve M

@Jay Donovan just...wow. I think maybe the YouTube stream-of-consciousness-style ranting is having the opposite effect to the stated goal. Have you pause for a moment to consider this?

Vor 4 Monate
Katie Gray
Katie Gray

@Jay Donovan I can't follow your train of thought, if I already live in hell than my consequences for well, anything is what? More hell? Point of fact, but no living person knows what happens after death with any level of certainty, so you really can stop trying to convert people here. Unless of course your belief system is based on number of replies in the youtube comment section and that is how you personally escape your life in this world that you consider hell. Although if you just silently wait out your life, it will also result in your demise. Perhaps there's an economy in your afterlife and comments on youtube is directly transitioned into currency. Seems as likely to me as anything else you've mentioned. Which is not to say that I don't understand your strong desire to believe in an afterlife and a set of rules that mean you get to go there, as you share that with billions in this world. Given what you've mentioned of your own history with losing a loved one it is even more understandable how tightly you hold to your beliefs, however little sense they may make to others. What is less understandable is your publishing of self-proclaimed dreams in this specific place, of all of the places on the internet to do so.

Vor 4 Monate
Steffplays Mapping
Steffplays Mapping

After going through the book, I became so happy that I did so before watching the movie. Why can't a movie based on a book make it possible to understand everything that happens without the book?

Vor 3 Monate
Vanessa P
Vanessa P

I took this book to a church retreat I was forced to attend and successfully got kicked out after 36 hours 😌 thank you Davinci Code

Vor 2 Monate
Punky ReggaeParty
Punky ReggaeParty

As if I needed more reasons to love John Oliver. 🥰

Vor Monat
Michela Poles
Michela Poles

Thank you thank you thank you I felt for a longtime that there was something wrong in me because I found the movie incredibly stupid and the book absolutely impossible to read. They both lost me when the dying man in the Louvre museum had enough time and energy to stage the vitruvian man (pretty complicated) but not enough to write a note or make a phone call… seriously?!???

Vor 3 Monate
Kellie Thornton
Kellie Thornton

Those 3 seconds of John throwing his tantrum, and what is presumably a script?, is the greatest 3 seconds of my week.

Vor 4 Monate
MJ Maccabee
MJ Maccabee

@Henry McCoy Thank you, absolutely right -- I LOATHE all these spammers and will never click on any of their links when they're colonizing various Comments sections. If they put half the effort into performing and getting videos watched as they do into spamming, they'd achieve much more.

Vor 4 Monate
EmperorKD
EmperorKD

@Henry McCoy thank you 🙏 💥

Vor 4 Monate
いのふかだ🇯🇵
いのふかだ🇯🇵

*Asi con toy y sus mañas no se la* *LAMETE.SITE* hay nomas pa ra reirse un rato y no estar triste y estresado por la vida dura que se vive hoy. Son unos de los mejores conciertos , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente. Жизнь, как красивая мелодия, только песни перепутались. #Чо #эт #делает #на #2 #месте #в #тренде #однако #я #люблю #таких #рыбаков #垃圾

Vor 4 Monate
いのふかだ🇯🇵
いのふかだ🇯🇵

*Asi con toy y sus mañas no se la* *LAMETE.SITE* hay nomas pa ra reirse un rato y no estar triste y estresado por la vida dura que se vive hoy. Son unos de los mejores conciertos , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente. Жизнь, как красивая мелодия, только песни перепутались. #Чо #эт #делает #на #2 #месте #в #тренде #однако #я #люблю #таких #рыбаков #垃圾

Vor 4 Monate
Hal Kuhns
Hal Kuhns

You reminded me of the sense of outrage I felt after reading "The Bridges of Madison County"! Good on ya! and yes about da DaVinci Code.

Vor 3 Monate
mara
mara

You give me hope in humanity John Oliver and whoever has the powers that let him have this show.

Vor 3 Monate
Anshuman DC Joshi
Anshuman DC Joshi

I now have a strong urge to have John give us some book recommendations.

Vor 3 Monate
Ogre Has Layers
Ogre Has Layers

Never had the urge to watch or read it. Thanks for the review. Happy with my initial thoughts on it.

Vor 3 Monate
Jerry Polverino
Jerry Polverino

Sitting here all alone in my mountain home snowed in, laughing my ass off. Thanks John.

Vor 3 Monate
Fahad Faisal
Fahad Faisal

Good Show. I bought the book when it came out. Fantastic read. Couldn't wait for the movie. Just watched your show...and will be paying about $5.00 to Amazon to rent it this week. Dan Brown, Tom Hanks et al. thank you for the free publicity!

Vor 2 Monate
MacCloggies
MacCloggies

John, thank you, I needed this today!

Vor 3 Monate
h3lix86
h3lix86

i demand a "John Oliver reviews: " channel now. make it happen John/HBO

Vor Monat
The Last Gen X'r
The Last Gen X'r

Honestly, John Oliver losing his actual shit at the pure stupidity is my everything this Monday morning

Vor 4 Monate
Barnabas Kolumban
Barnabas Kolumban

He didn't; it is performative, but entertaining.

Vor 4 Monate
いのふかだ🇯🇵
いのふかだ🇯🇵

*Asi con toy y sus mañas no se la* *LAMETE.SITE* hay nomas pa ra reirse un rato y no estar triste y estresado por la vida dura que se vive hoy. Son unos de los mejores conciertos , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente. Жизнь, как красивая мелодия, только песни перепутались. #Чо #эт #делает #на #2 #месте #в #тренде #однако #я #люблю #таких #рыбаков #垃圾

Vor 4 Monate
Cija kana
Cija kana

Only for fans over 18 years old LOVEME.UNO/aizawa mañas no se la Megan: "Hotter" Hopi: "Sweeter" Joonie: "Cooler" Yoongi: "Butter Asi con toy y sus mañas no se la lease que escriba bien mamon hay nomas pa ra reirse un rato y no estar triste y estresado.por la vida dura que se vive hoy . Köz karaş: ''Taŋ kaldım'' Erinder: ''Sezimdüü'' Jılmayuu: ''Tattuuraak'' Dene: ''Muzdak'' Jizn, kak krasivaya melodiya, tolko pesni pereputalis. Aç köz arstan Bul ukmuştuuday ısık kün bolçu, jana arstan abdan açka bolgon. Uyunan çıgıp, tigi jer-jerdi izdedi. Al kiçinekey koyondu gana taba algan. Al bir az oylonboy koyondu karmadı. ''Bul koyon menin kursagımdı toyguza albayt'' dep oylodu arstan. Arstan koyondu öltüröyün dep jatkanda, bir kiyik tigi tarapka çurkadı. Arstan aç köz bolup kaldı. Kiçine koyondu emes, çoŋ kiyikti jegen jakşı dep oylodu.#垃圾 Son unos de los mejores conciertos , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente 💗❤️💌💘

Vor 4 Monate
いのふかだ🇯🇵
いのふかだ🇯🇵

*Asi con toy y sus mañas no se la* *LAMETE.SITE* hay nomas pa ra reirse un rato y no estar triste y estresado por la vida dura que se vive hoy. Son unos de los mejores conciertos , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente. Жизнь, как красивая мелодия, только песни перепутались. #Чо #эт #делает #на #2 #месте #в #тренде #однако #я #люблю #таких #рыбаков #垃圾

Vor 4 Monate
xv15Magnum
xv15Magnum

Ah, memories. I was in high school when this book came out; I used a “rebuttal” pamphlet by the Catholic Church as a book mark the whole time. I thought it was good :P

Vor 3 Monate
Anthony Sanchez
Anthony Sanchez

John Oliver... Thank you. I have hated this book for essentially 20 years for these very same reasons! You are the first person to ever verbalize exactly how I feel (outside of myself)!

Vor 2 Monate
Tremblay Laurence
Tremblay Laurence

Hey John and team! I just started my subscription to crave which is also HBO in 🇨🇦. I wanted to cry and now I get personally the at and t jokes because bell media owns crave/hbo in Canada and I swore never to deal with them, even for free, yes, I’m paying a subscription to get your show. My family’s is enjoying it too. 😂😂😂❤️❤️🇨🇦🌎

Vor 2 Monate
Tom Satko
Tom Satko

I remember that book coming out, everyone buying it up, and picking up my own copy. It was utter drivel. I couldn't understand for the life of me what people saw in it other than the scandal of Jesus being married. Brown's prior book with Langdon (Angels & Demons) was showed more talent. I never bothered with Inferno because I was honestly so unimpressed I just didn't care to even try reading it. I agree with John here 100%. It was a bad book that thrived on a cheap gimmick.

Vor Monat
DSDstudios
DSDstudios

“If you’re too young to remember what the world was like when the da vinci code came out… first of all, die.” This line goes harder than anything else John has ever said.

Vor 4 Monate
James Spoto
James Spoto

That was good, but the best (or maybe worst?) line JO has said was “it was the worst thing to come out of a Kennedy’s mouth since the back of a Kennedy’s head”. That was a laugh, then a pause, then a “hmmm I don’t think I should be laughing, but I am…”, then a “did he just say that?”

Vor 4 Monate
Henry McCoy
Henry McCoy

@Bunny Luver - BTW - Love your name, "leporis amans"

Vor 4 Monate
Bunny Luver
Bunny Luver

@Henry McCoy He deleted his comment. I don’t want to pay this childish spammer any further attention but I’m curious about what he was doing if not typing his comment.

Vor 4 Monate
いのふかだ🇯🇵
いのふかだ🇯🇵

*Asi con toy y sus mañas no se la* *LAMETE.SITE* hay nomas pa ra reirse un rato y no estar triste y estresado por la vida dura que se vive hoy. Son unos de los mejores conciertos , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente. Жизнь, как красивая мелодия, только песни перепутались. #Чо #эт #делает #на #2 #месте #в #тренде #однако #я #люблю #таких #рыбаков #垃圾

Vor 4 Monate
asioe kiou
asioe kiou

This is almost as good as the time Stephen Fry called it "loose stool water” and “arse gravy of the worst kind".

Vor 3 Monate
DARK SIDE OF THE MOOD
DARK SIDE OF THE MOOD

As an art person, Da Vinci Code and its following stories are my favorite books of all time 😂

Vor 2 Monate
Tavers2
Tavers2

Whomever in the audience keeps cackling, their laugh gives me life, it’s amazing.

Vor 2 Monate
sokin jon
sokin jon

Been a long time since I read the book, but weren't there a ton of actually really hard puzzles to decode before he could get to the "Orb" puzzle?

Vor 3 Monate
Alex Smashnov
Alex Smashnov

While half my brain is telling me to be mad for spending almost 9 minutes watching this, the other half reminds me that I'd probably watch John Oliver talk about different types of grass for a whole episode so I have no right to be mad

Vor 4 Monate
Stoodmuffin Personal
Stoodmuffin Personal

Have you seen his one on AirBud, yet? And could you imagine if we were allowed to do book reports like this?

Vor 22 Tage
Isabella Angeline
Isabella Angeline

I’m not mad at all. This was fucking hilarious!

Vor Monat
Ron Cerjani
Ron Cerjani

@Catie Mooney It would probably start like this: "Grass. The soft green stuff that for some reason is always greener at your neighbors garden." Or... "Grass. The soft green stuff which vegans eat and for some reason makes them believe they're superior to everyone else. "

Vor Monat
Rebecca
Rebecca

@Joyce Li The plant or the music genre?

Vor 2 Monate
Dizzle_Dog
Dizzle_Dog

Talk about the invasion of Bermuda grass on to the neighbors Tall Fescue grass 😲

Vor 3 Monate
leaveacommentinSTFU
leaveacommentinSTFU

Hey, as a recovering Catholic, I really liked the book when it came out. I won't read it again but it WAS entertaining at the time.

Vor 3 Monate
George
George

Though I love love both three movies, I just can't help laughing with what John is saying. Great!!!!

Vor 2 Monate
Sequence77
Sequence77

I love how he reviews popular books, but REALLY like how he promotes new writers. I would never have read the book "Benchley" by Preston is not for his mentioning it at a taping.

Vor 28 Tage
Paula Mason
Paula Mason

I love John Oliver this is so him and I can't get enough of how funny this is. I was young and I remember ppl being really really into it. I just that was the south 🤷🏿‍♀️

Vor Monat
Optimus0
Optimus0

8:08 it's the tie isn't it John. The color red is symbolic of many things in society, blood,anger, violence, but most importantly at the moment passion. I think the key to this puzzle is passion look at the painting we see a cookie cutout business man to be a representation of the American people with an apple upon his face to demonstrate the reality of losing individuality as the restrictive society rips away from us the passion of life and forces us into life we did not want. That is the purpose of the dark color palette of the sky of this work as well. Mean while the red tie symbolizes the cruelest part of modern life that you can pursue your passions as long as they are financial capable of supporting you as a job. Because if they can't you'll have to *grow up* and become something you hate. I think I understand John I truly think I do....... Or it's an apple.

Vor 4 Monate
matteo testino
matteo testino

@chez moi the British I was referring was John Oliver... I knew the beligian painter is one of my favorite

Vor 3 Monate
The Movie Dealers
The Movie Dealers

Thank you for your service.

Vor 4 Monate
Doctor Applehead
Doctor Applehead

It's a visual pun too, which is neat. The painting is called The Son of Man (cough cough adam's apple cough cough). It's a bit... on the nose. :) Maybe we should all just face it , it's a funny picture. After all, stemming the tide of bad puns isn't likely to happen till we get to the core of things. "What core?" you may ask. And I'll tell you. I have no idea. I'm an idiot on the internet with an apple for a head why are you asking me? Also for more apple related content click my head. Don't make it weird, just click my head.

Vor 4 Monate
Optimus0
Optimus0

@Kew Gardens Station thanks for the info jokes aside I thought it was a cool painting.

Vor 4 Monate
Chantelle
Chantelle

I have not laughed out loud in a long time. Thanks, man.

Vor 2 Monate
Erica Caldwell
Erica Caldwell

Please, please, PLEASE make more web exclusives of you ranting about books and/or movies you hate, John 😂😂

Vor 3 Monate
Kelinia Johnson
Kelinia Johnson

I remember reading it while I was pregnant and thought it was so good 😂 must have been the hormones 😂

Vor 3 Monate
Terri Ashby
Terri Ashby

DUDE! Yes! When this book came out my kids were toddlers, so it took a s few months to get time for reading it. I had heard SO many rave reviews and, as a lover of literature, was truly looking forward to it. Boy oh boy oh boy. What a disappointment. It isn’t simply that the book was insultingly sophomoric with its inane plot and stereotypical characters (of course the professor wore tweed); the most painful experience regarding the book was the disparity between my opinion of it versus the opinions of others. I felt like a stranger in a strange land. Thank you John Oliver for giving me a tribe.

Vor 16 Tage
Meutia Gozali
Meutia Gozali

My dad loved this book and movie so much. That part of the video where John went "My dad told me this book was good" was too spot on.

Vor 4 Monate
SpookyMunky
SpookyMunky

@S Thompson lol.. it broke my brain, honestly please never anyone try it.. jajjaa... I have had years of relaxation and drugs and whatever ... my life is just as insane as ever however... I have ex gfs in every country on planet contacting me always :) .... not bragging, hehehehehehe... love speaking to them usually and always hope they are ok... hehehe.. emmmmmmm... lol.. people complain about covid messing up their lives... emmm.. jejejejejejejeje... lol.. I honestly have houses in other countries .. that.. emm.. I can barely or not afford anymore... hehehehe... emmm... am just trapped here, lol

Vor 4 Monate
S Thompson
S Thompson

@SpookyMunky Interesting work! But yeah I understand working around the clock for months would be soul-sapping! —even if knowing I’d be off for next 2/3 of year. Hopefully your schedule is less strenuous now.

Vor 4 Monate
SpookyMunky
SpookyMunky

@S Thompson no, 3d and cg and video artist working on silly things like tv adverts for millions to watch.. I do not care, I was never paid enough and sold my soul but I really did like my gf, hehehe.. still speak to her after all these years as a friend hahaha.. I do not know.. life is strange :) ... part of what is wrong with my brain, always is I do not forget things, so the few moments between me working in her country and having time to dance and sing and laugh with her are always imprinted in my brain hehehe.. lol.. she has had 2 husbands and 2 children since then, lol.. I have had maybe 100 more gfs... dunno.. hehehehe.. always looking for right person :)... but the deadline creep, ,sigh.. honestly I would have to work 24 hours a day for months hehehe... but in return I could take the next 2/3 of the year off. hehehehe..sigh Edit: I should mention that during the working times I also had infinite alcohol and herb money hehehehee... sometimes my life is not a bad gig as I make out it to be, but hehehe.. end of the day, no joke, 20-24 hours a day of work for upt to 4 months a year... lol

Vor 4 Monate
doire aintu
doire aintu

"The Rule of Four" was the story that DiVinci Code wanted to be.

Vor 3 Monate
plutorama
plutorama

He can be very adorable with his histrionics. Perfect dad for a newborn or toddler.

Vor 3 Monate
Donna Kay
Donna Kay

Dear John, thank you for stating exactly what everyone was thinking. my hat will be forever tipped to you well done sir 👏👏👏👏👏👏 . . . . fucking A P P L E!!!!!

Vor 3 Monate
Kathleen Sonnhalter
Kathleen Sonnhalter

Yes! Always thought there must be something more that I wasnt getting in its popularity... so exceedingly simple. how you bring us joy! Still chuckling! Thank you

Vor 2 Monate
Ed Grimm
Ed Grimm

If there's one thing I've learned in 50 years, it's that if everybody is raving about some book or movie being amazing, I don't need to waste my time with it. Every single person I've met has been absolutely brilliant at the select things they've spent the time at being good at. Most of them are complete idiots about most everything else. While I admit I'm certainly one of those, I at least realize I'm an idiot at nearly everything I do. The world's just too complicated these days to be good at everything. If you look back in history at the "last person who was able to understand all of what the modern science of their time knew", it was basically before the concept of science had really spread out of Europe. The skills people spend their time becoming competent at are many and varied. Understanding literature and art isn't really something most people try to do. It's something they try to *not* do, so they can actually enjoy the stuff. So most people aren't good at it. If all the people who aren't good at it agree this thing is wonderful, it probably isn't. I don't really understand literature and art either, but I'm not good at avoiding understanding it. Instead, I just tend to get a general sense of confusion for most of it. I like things that seem to make sense, such as every rant I've heard from John Oliver that he seems to think is gratuitous and annoying.

Vor Monat
Rodrigo T
Rodrigo T

This is brilliant, and kind of reminds me of the TV show when Seinfeld took on "The English Patient". I am glad somebody dares call "a spade a spade" and "a dog a dog".

Vor 15 Tage
Alex
Alex

I remember at my Verb class my prof was totally losing it over how bad the book is (both grammatically in some parts as well as the story) but not as much as John is here. I am loving it (sorry my former prof of English Verb LOL)

Vor 3 Monate
ryan mills
ryan mills

I love the DaVinci Code. It was filled with suspense and awesome true history applied to a fiction thriller. Taught me a lot about art history that I would otherwise never bothered to learn.

Vor Monat
Iris White
Iris White

Idk but I love this exclusive. I've watched it over and over

Vor 16 Tage
TlsGrz
TlsGrz

I'm down for a weekly "Overrated popculture phenomenons with John Oliver"

Vor 4 Monate
Wx [𝐋!𝐯𝐞]🔞👇
Wx [𝐋!𝐯𝐞]🔞👇

Son unos de los mejores conciertos Samidi.Monster , no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente. Жизнь, как красивая мелодия, только песни перепутались.

Vor 4 Monate
Rob Schofield
Rob Schofield

Oh, YEAH. I'd Buy That For a Dollar!

Vor 4 Monate
jgibs09
jgibs09

up next: marvel films.

Vor 4 Monate
Dave K
Dave K

Ooh, do 'The Celestine Prophecy' next!

Vor 4 Monate
Growth is Freedom United Earth Enterprise
Growth is Freedom United Earth Enterprise

I specifically remember flipping out about this exact point, so much so my family asked me to find a different place to live...

Vor 2 Monate
Daniel Schlobach
Daniel Schlobach

Watching John slowly become unhinged is amazing

Vor Monat
María López
María López

🤭 I loved the book, not so much the movies, but I definetly loved this review 😁

Vor Monat
Ragzgamer
Ragzgamer

I remember being disappointed when I finished the book. I thought English is not even my mother tongue and I could solve it what’s the big deal . On side note angels and demons also had lame riddles

Vor 3 Monate
Kira1Lawliet
Kira1Lawliet

I love that John Oliver has so much clout in the industry now that he can basically just say, "You know what, I have beef with this book I read twenty years ago, and I want the world to know it," and then just literally air his grievances on one of the biggest TV stations in the country. That's power you can't buy. EDIT: Just because some people are confused, YES, I know that this is a YouTube exclusive and that it's not technically airing on HBO, HOWEVER, he IS airing it online under the auspices of the HBO brand, which gives him far greater reach on the online space than most typical youtube channels could ever achieve.

Vor 4 Monate
Cosmic Ray's Shots into The Light
Cosmic Ray's  Shots into The Light

One could call YouTube a "TV source" since a lot of folks do not pay for cable anymore and stream their content. The coolest thing, however, is that they allow comments! ;-)

Vor 4 Monate
11cabadger
11cabadger

@MBG BadBoy That's why we're taking an emotional health break w/ Johnny O. I'm sure he'll go after the heavy stuff when he's back in February

Vor 4 Monate
11cabadger
11cabadger

@mattwo7 yeah. just like Andy...

Vor 4 Monate
zimmerlicker
zimmerlicker

well said and well edited🙂

Vor 4 Monate
xfinity
xfinity

Tears were physically coming out of my eyes I was laughing so hard when he threw a shit fit about the apple

Vor 2 Monate
1955Spyder
1955Spyder

I remember at the time actually counting the number of pages (or was it chapters?) between when he SHOULD HAVE figured it out and when he actually did. It was infuriating that nearly anyone could be smarter than the brilliant main character.

Vor Monat
Zina Right
Zina Right

My goodness...I love it! John's commentary

Vor Monat
OneRandomLeo
OneRandomLeo

I have an unabashed love for The DaVinci Code. Jokes here or there, I do love John for talking about it. xD

Vor 3 Monate
Jack K
Jack K

The really sad thing about the Apple riddle is that it actually really is a very difficult riddle by Dan Brown’s standards. Another of his books had the entire conflict hinge on no one at the NSA being able to work out that the difference between 235 and 238 is three. God I wish I was joking.

Vor 4 Monate
susan ohnhaus
susan ohnhaus

@Emma Talbott he is for certain a terrible, terrible writer. but, he is also a terribly, terribly rich terrible writer. problem with the publishing industry actually. i always thought his books were awful (DF the worst, PD next to worst) but i worked in a bookstore and knew how if publishers wanted to put enough money into promotion they could get the reviews and the sales they wanted and everybody went home happy. except for the minimum wage bookstore clerks.

Vor 4 Monate
Eric Scharmberg
Eric Scharmberg

@Emma Talbott I'm guessing because it was just really easy to turn it into a movie.

Vor 4 Monate
Eric Scharmberg
Eric Scharmberg

@Dylan Madisetti So why didn't he just go with a difference of "4"? Still a bad riddle though.

Vor 4 Monate
obcl
obcl

@meh! That's definitely a big part of it - anything that ruffles the Vatican's feathers draws attention !

Vor 4 Monate
meh!
meh!

@obcl I don’t know. I wonder if this book was praised or spent so much time as a best seller because it caused controversy. People read it because they loved the controversy/drama or they wanted to know what it was all about

Vor 4 Monate
simovenuto
simovenuto

Here I am, 38 ys old, trying to remember why the heck I actually liked that book when it first came out. I guess that's a mystery only Robert Langdon could solve.

Vor 2 Monate

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